Diagnoses from the Dead: The Book of Autopsy [NOOK Book]

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As forensic pathology has become the focus of numerous television programs and best-selling novels, more and more people want to understand this medical procedure, including what really happens in an autopsy and why it is so important. In Diagnoses from the Dead, Dr. Richard A. Prayson offers insight into the importance of autopsy as a method for discovering new medical information, how autopsies are done, and what they can reveal about how a person lived and died. It includes historical perspectives, a look at ...
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Diagnoses from the Dead: The Book of Autopsy

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Overview

As forensic pathology has become the focus of numerous television programs and best-selling novels, more and more people want to understand this medical procedure, including what really happens in an autopsy and why it is so important. In Diagnoses from the Dead, Dr. Richard A. Prayson offers insight into the importance of autopsy as a method for discovering new medical information, how autopsies are done, and what they can reveal about how a person lived and died. It includes historical perspectives, a look at ethical considerations, and reasons for performing an autopsy. This book is a must-read for anyone who is fascinated by what we can learn from the dead.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607143277
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/10/2010
  • Sold by: Kaplan, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 827,959
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Richard A. Prayson, MD, is the section head of neuropathology at Cleveland Clinic. He also works with Cleveland Clinic’s Anatomic Pathology and Neurological Surgery departments, as well as its Brain Tumor Institute. Dr. Prayson earned his medical degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and joined Cleveland Clinic in 1993.
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Table of Contents

Preface Autopsy: Learning from the Dead Richard A. Prayson ix

Chapter 1 Autopsy 101 Richard A. Prayson 1

Chapter 2 Solving Medical Mysteries: What Kinds of Information can an Autopsy Reveal? Amanda L. Tencza 7

Chapter 3 More Ways the Dead Help the Living James T. Beckmann Seetharam C. Chadalavada Alexandra Kovach 15

Chapter 4 History of the Autopsy Alexandra Kovach 33

Chapter 5 How is an Autopsy Done? Carl R. Peterson III 43

Chapter 6 Forensic Autopsy Richard A. Prayson 59

Chapter 7 What Happens to the Body After Autopsy? Richard A. Prayson 75

Chapter 8 Who Consents to an Autopsy? Leonid Cherkassky 83

Chapter 9 Religious Perspectives Jason O. Robertson 93

Chapter 10 Ethical Issues Carl D. Koch 101

Chapter 11 Is the Autopsy Dead? Current Problems Facing Autopsy Samuel T. Edwards 113

References and Additional Sources 129

Acknowledgments 139

Index 141

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